MIT’s Introduction to Poker Theory: A Free Online Course

Taught by Kevin Desmond, a graduate student in MIT's Sloan School of Management, Poker Theory and Analytics introduces "students to poker strategy, psychology, and decision-making in eleven lectures." Along with giving students the chance to play endless rounds of poker, the class--according to MIT News--featured guest speakers  "Bill Chen, a professional player best known for his appearances on the Game Show Network’s High Stakes Poker television show, Matt Hawrilenko, a Princeton graduate who won more than $1 million at the World Series of Poker in 2009, and Aaron Brown, chief risk manager at AQR Capital Management." And it culminated with a live tournament.

You can access all of the lectures for the Poker Theory and Analytics course on YouTube, iTunes or Archive.org. (You can watch the complete playlist of lectures above.) And if you click here, you can get the syllabuslectures notes, assignments, poker software, and more.

Poker Theory and Analytics  will be added to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities, in both the Business and Economics sections.

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